Sooo worth a visit

Weary of wine? Bored of beer? Stuck in a rut with your spirit choice? Weeeeell, have I found the shop for you!

Click in Leigh-on-Sea

Plenty of choice!

Clink, in the Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, sells a range of unique flavoured liqueurs, celebrating the quintessential British spirit (Cherry Bakewell Vodka anyone?) Continue reading

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What’s in a (wine) glass?

I am surprisingly fussy when it comes to wine glasses. Which, considering I am possibly one of the MOST accident-prone people you will ever meet, is not really a good thing.

When packing up our house for our recent move I realised that, thanks to various good nights (and a couple of, well, average ones) we were down to just seven wine glasses. Four of which were actually Champagne flutes. Two of which we never use because they are Swarovski. And were a wedding present. And absolutely cannot be smashed. So the best way to avoid this is to basically use them about once a year. And even that’s flirting with disaster. (Seriously at a house party of a good friend, I once smashed three glasses. In less than two hours. And it wasn’t even dark.)

Wine glass - Dunnes Stores

Paul Costelloe Living, Palermo Red and White Wine Glass, £5, Dunnes Stores

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That bee feeling

It is CHUCKING down with rain in Essex at the moment. And though it’s a Friday, bad weather does definitely have an effect on my drinking plans for the evening.

Basically, it means all I want to do is curl up somewhere cosy. Preferably with a hot chocolate, topped with cream and a rather large dash of brandy in it. I don’t care that it’s July. If it’s raining and cold I do NOT feel like going out. Continue reading